Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) Phenotyping for Acyclovir Drug Resistance - LG551

Sunquest Code:LSMISC  
Epic Code:LAB4909Epic Name:Send Outs Misc Test
Synonyms:Acyclovir Sensitivity; Herpes Simplex Sensitivity; HSV Sensitivity
Methodology:Cell Culture, Susceptibility
Turnaround Time:Performed Mon-Fri; results are reported within 2-3 weeks.
Special Instructions:This test should be ordered when HSV is continuously isolated despite continuous acyclovir therapy.

This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined by ARUP Laboratories. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has not approved or cleared this test; however, FDA clearance or approval is not currently required for clinical use. The results are not intended to be used as the sole means for clinical diagnosis or patient management decisions.

Collection Instructions

Specimen:Isolate from cell culture.
Container:Viral Transport Media (See Collection Instructions)
Collection Instructions:Collect specimens as per Viral Culture. Actively growing cultures in transport media, transport at room temperature overnight.

Processing and Shipping

Shipping Instructions:Actively growing cultures in transport media, transport at room temperature, refrigerated or frozen.
Stability:48 hours at room temperature; 72 hours refrigerated; 1  month frozen at -70°C.
Test Performed at or Referral Lab Lab Sendouts  (ARUP)
Referral Lab number:2010866


Reference Range:Less than 2 μg/mL.
Use:Detect herpes simplex virus (HSV) resistance to acyclovir.

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